Thursday, April 16, 2009


Every week Little A attends swim class over at SwimKids, which is located right by our house. He used to swim with the City of Phoenix over at Pecos pool which was awesome because it was $6/week, 4 days a week, 25 minute classes and a 1:8 teacher to student ratio. At his current swim class though, we pay about 10 times that amount per month for 1 day a week, 30 minute classes and a 1:3 teacher to student ratio.

Now I know you are thinking to yourself, 'What a rip off!!"

I can assure you it's not.

Though we always LOVED the City of Phoenix Aquatics program, Little A never had enough time to spend with his instructor. With 8 kids in the class and 25 minutes to teach them how to float, that equates to about 3 minutes per child a day and at 4 days a week, that was 12 minutes of "instructor to student" time. Clearly not enough, and to be honest he really wasn't soaking anything in--no pun intended there!

At SwimKids, he receives sooo much time with his instructor. And many times, he is the only student in the class. He loves this place and I love it too. I enjoy their swim curriculum, their patience, and their efforts to make sure that your child thoroughly understands how to swim. Plus, after your child completes a course, they receive a medal and have their picture taken which ultimately ends up on their "Champion" wall. Another incentive, is that this program is ALL year around, so he never forgets anything he has learned.

We are soooo happy he goes here, and I can't wait until it gets a little warmer so he can really show off his swim skills!!

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